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muted

[myoo-tid] /ˈmyu tɪd/
adjective
1.
of low intensity and reduced volume; softened:
She spoke in muted tones.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; mute + -ed2
Related forms
mutedly, adverb
unmuted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un muted

muted

/ˈmjuːtɪd/
adjective
1.
(of a sound or colour) softened: a muted pink shirt
2.
(of an emotion or action) subdued or restrained: his response was muted
3.
(of a musical instrument) being played while fitted with a mute: muted trumpet
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Word Origin and History for un muted

muted

adj.

1861, in reference to musical instruments, past participle adjective from mute (v.). Figuratively by 1879. Of colors by 1939. Related: mutedness.

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